US Spy Secrets Revealed! 1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS. World’s highest resolution video surviellience platform by DARPA

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The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.

US Spy Secrets Revealed! 1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS

The U.S. Army, along with Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft called the “Hummingbird.” It’s is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and  landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of ground surface.

Drones will have the ability to see through walls and ceilings

x-ray vision

Thanks to technology like the Xaver 800 from Camero, which uses electromagnetic radar to construct 3D images of hidden objects, law enforcement and military personnel can now “see” through walls. Combine this with laser radar and thermal imaging techniques, and our homes practically have glass walls, as far as the police are concerned. Thompson estimates that similar technology will eventually be outfitted on drones, allowing them to see through ceilings and walls. The question before the courts will be: Without a warrant, is that reasonable?

Drones could be outfitted with face recognition technology

face recognition

In addition to seeing through our walls, Thompson writes that law enforcement organizations “might seek to outfit drones with facial recognition or soft biometric recognition, which can recognize and track individuals based on attributes such as height, age, gender, and skin color.”

Considering that the FBI is currently undertaking a $1 billion project to build out its face recognition capabilities, this one seems all but inevitable. However, as Thompson explains, the sophisticated nature of such technology may determine whether the use of face recognition technology on drones “is lawful under the Fourth Amendment.”

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3 Responses

  1. Teame Zazzu says:

    ARGUS and other Wide Area Persistent Surveillance technologies are being used for domestic law enforcement purposes, here are links detailing proof:
    http://www.sncorp.com/pdfs/isr/vigilant_stare.pdf
    http://www.persistentsurveillance.com/lawenforcement.html
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-271748578.html
    you can also demo one of these systems at
    http://www.pixia.com/solutions/stare.php

  2. joe says:

    Send a drone over the pentagon & fire away. these weapons are going to kill a lot of civilians it would be better if we get rid of the terrorists in the pentagon then maybe they would get a taste of their own medicine & quit using & building these weapons to kill more innocents…

  3. kevin says:

    Can we have a drone sent to the UK & fire a drone missile at ABU QATADA & do us all a favour & get rid of this islamic nutter terrorist?

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